Detailed Job Description
Under the direct supervision of, and working closely with, the President of Utah Valley University, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA) will: act as the chief academic officer of UVU, providing leadership for all administrative elements of academic affairs, from budgeting, to program development, approval and assessment, to recruiting, hiring and developing campus faculty; champion UVU's unique dual academic mission; regularly advise on the overall operations of the University, helping to develop agendas for all key university councils and standing in as second-in-command when the President is away; be actively supportive of expanding and strengthening community and industry partnerships as UVU pursues a mission of engaged learning; demonstrate dynamic leadership in embracing technological change and efficiency while maintaining a quality learning environment; foster higher levels of fundraising success from the Deans; participate with the Utah State Board of Regents in developing and evaluating academic programs both at UVU and across the Utah System of Higher Education; work closely with the rest of the senior management at the University to refine and implement strategic plans for Academic Affairs in particular and the University more broadly.
Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate and a minimum of five years academic administrative experience at a Dean's rank or above, or the equivalent.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability and commitment to build the academic quality of a teaching institution with a focus on engaged learning.
- Ability to encourage and foster a collaborative and collegial academic environment of creative and scholarly work.
- Exemplary full-time college-level faculty experience with a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship.
- Commitment to diversity and successful consensus building, with the ability to interact effectively with all segments of the college community (internal and external).
- Substantial supervisory and budget management experience.
- Strong problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Appreciation for managing the complexities of an open admissions higher education institution that is also seeking to enhance the quality and rigor of four-year and master's level programming.
- Experience working with a state system of higher education is not necessary but is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of grants and development at the college or university level.
- A commitment to encourage creative and high quality ways of delivering instruction through technology.
- Ability to direct academic program development, outcomes assessment, and accreditation.
- Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in post-secondary education.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org